Benz3ne

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Join Date: 8th August 2019
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FS: Trioplan, Takumars, Pentax and other MF, film lenses.
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Ill be getting some of these up on the online auction place at some point today so feel free to register interest in any of the remaining!
FS: Trioplan, Takumars, Pentax and other MF, film lenses.
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The 85 and 200mm arrived - well packed and the description was much more conservative than the actual condition. 😊 thank youThanks buddy! Glad they exceeded expectations, Id much rather err on the side of caution with my descriptions. 😁
Another pointless thread
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M50m 1:1.7 lenses were gold dust 10 years ago.. ...now they're only worth a fraction of the cost back then. Just saying. Listening to local radio and it seems west, West Yokshire is having a bad day with the rivers rising fast.One of my favourite lenses, especially when you consider the cost. I picked mine up for... minus... something (ish)?. Came in a job-lot with 2x ME Supers, some other filmy bits and bobs and a Kiron 28mm f2 in PKA mount, all for 70. Traded in the ME Supers (and a couple of other lenses/accessories I picked up for small change) for a lens I was after that was on offer at around 280 at the time. Still have the M50/1.7 and Kiron, and the traded lens.
FS: Trioplan, Takumars, Pentax and other MF, film lenses.
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I know I'm probably a bit biased (having owned several of these) but this is a great little set of lenses - the Elicar 90/2.5 in PKA is a top macro lens and I suspect would go for quite a lot more on Ebay, as would the Trioplan (at least 100 more I would suggest?) - the rest of the lenses are a lot of glass for little money 8)I was discussing this with HarisF1 the other day - my general view is that I'm more than happy to try and pass on good deals to 'our own' (i.e. PentaxUser forum users) prior to selling at any profit anywhere else (as I'm sure you can see by my selling at loss approach here LB)! :D
FS: Trioplan, Takumars, Pentax and other MF, film lenses.
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Bump - Feel free to make reasonable offers (for all those listed, the Voigtlander is currently not for sale although some have lined up if that changes ;) ).
Another pointless thread
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I was amazed to see a treecreeper scrambling around the cherry tree trunk today. Can I take it forward to the 31st?If you can catch it I can't see why not. :lol:
FS: Trioplan, Takumars, Pentax and other MF, film lenses.
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Takumar 35/3.5 sold elsewhere.
FS: Trioplan, Takumars, Pentax and other MF, film lenses.
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Prices dropped for the remaining items as the lens I've been looking at is available at a reduced price. Pentacon 30mm f/3.5 M42 - 25 Super-Takumar 35mm f/3.5 M42 - 30 SMC-Takumar 135mm f/3.5 M42 - 35 Auto-Chinon 50mm f/1.4 PK - 40 Meyer-Optik Gorlitz Trioplan 100mm f/2.8 M42 - 270 Elicar V-HQ 90mm f/2.5 Macro PKA - 110 Or, take the lot for 450 which would leave some nice profit to be had if sold separately, I'm sure.
FS: Trioplan, Takumars, Pentax and other MF, film lenses.
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Weekend bump before I visit the post office later.
On the banks of the Charente
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All crying for colour, otherwise just shades of grey blobs. Sorry.I can sort of see where you're coming from at the size on my screen. I think viewed bigger they would be a textural feast for the eyes. The boats one in particular sings to me, and I agree with LennyBloke that your abilities with B&W is spot on.
Another pointless thread
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Spending the remains of today, my birthday, drinking an Ausie red, listening to Leningrad (Storm Front).Penblwydd Hapus - happy birthday! That sounds like a winning combination to me.
FS: Trioplan, Takumars, Pentax and other MF, film lenses.
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85mm and 200mm sold. Interested registered in the Voigtlander should I come to sell ;)
FS: Trioplan, Takumars, Pentax and other MF, film lenses.
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Right, probably going to be some seller's regret on my part but these will pave the way for another purchase and I need to consolidate the 'stash'. Pentacon 30mm f/3.5 M42 - purchased from Lennybloke (if I'm not mistaken). Nice little lens, no obvious issues. Works well. - 35. Super-Takumar 35mm f/3.5 M42 - bought (again) from Lennybloke (herein 'LB), a beautiful little example, or at least it was until it took the brunt of a tumble after my camera strap got caught on a drawer handle. Excellently sharp little lens, fall seems to have only dented the filter ring and everything appears to work as it should. I'll gladly accept returns on this one if the buyer isn't happy. 35. SMC-Takumar 135mm f/3.5 M42 - Great little lens, nice throw and beautiful rendering. I find it well damped but prefer a lighter helicoid as found in my SMC-M 135mm f/3.5 so that's won over this one. 40. SMC-M 85mm f/2 PK. Bought as it was described as having 'haze', but cleaned up well. Has a bit of dust internally as a result of my cleaning operation. Slight scratch to the rear element's retaining housing but nothing on glass. Works wonderfully and with a little de-dusting would be an excellent example - 90. SMC-M 200mm f/4 PK - bought with a slight speck of fungus or similar on the rear element. Doesn't appear to have progressed and I haven't got around to cleaning it as a result. Would be a great example with that rear element cleaned. No obvious detriment to image quality - 25. Auto-Chinon 50mm f/1.4 PK - another from LB... A very slight patch of haze on the edge of the rear element that may clean with the right tools, but I've not given it much attempt as it works okay with it. Slightly glowy wide-open but that may be a quality of the lens. Otherwise, great little lens with huge vibrancy and pop. - 50. Meyer-Optik Gorlitz Trioplan 100mm f/2.8 M42 - The classic version. I've cleaned this one a little bit and snugged up a couple of loose retaining rings. Purchased from LB - 280. Elicar V-HQ 90mm f/2.5 Macro PKA - (stuck record alert) from LB... Excellent macro lens with a significant throw, so actually very suitable for anyone doing dedicated macro-work with it, especially on a tripod, as it's very easy to fine-tune focus. Focus ring is on the more dampened side, but not uncomfortable to use hand-held either. In PKA mount - 130. May have a couple more to list before too long. If my pricing is out, feel free to let me know. I'll grab pictures for anyone who want them. Prices include postage and discounts available for multiple purchases. Special Delivery for anything that totals over 100. Should all of this go quickly I might also have a Voigtlander Ultron SL-ii 40mm f/2 + Close-up attachment in PKA mount to go up for sale...
What's your latest acquisition?
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Guilty as charged :oops: :lol:I was considering putting some lenses up for sale to raise funds for other purchases... ...of the 9 lenses I'm considering offloading, 7 of them came from you. :oops: I'm sure a significant proportion of the remainder were once yours also...
What's your latest acquisition?
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The Ensinor 24mm f/2.8, kindly received in prompt and safe fashion from Danofmk. Looking forward to seeing how it compares to the Sigma Super-Wide ii 24mm f/2.8 that is currently in my arsenal... In other news, I might be making a few de-acquisitions before too long. I've firmly placed my eye on a 3rd-party, natively-mounted lens for my Sony body as well as hoping to scale back on lenses, as there are many I simply don't use (much to the approval of SWMBO)...
Why do you need a Trioplan?
Posted in Your Photos
Lennybloke wrote, "I hope your last image doesn't start a "blowing up fruit" trend on the forum - that could lead to carnage." No meat = no carnage - it could lead to a few pulpitations however?Two tom's and a cymbal fell of a cliff... ...ba dum pshhh. In all seriousness I loved your pun.
Garden Ice Thursday Morning
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I have a feeling that should say 'A 70-210mm f/4 Macro'! The macro function on it is surprisingly effective and useful from what I recall! Lovely shots, plenty of texture without being OTT.
Why do you need a Trioplan?
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Just buy one of those new ones, they're only 1000...Or the vintage, M42 one I bought off Lennybloke and am thinking of selling on (to fund something else)... :roll:
Another pointless thread
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They took names in the hospital pharmacy where she works, after which it was seemingly random.Worth noting that the Pfizer vaccine comes in batches, each batch must be used pretty quickly because of temperature issues. If there is any left from a batch after top priority people have been dealt with (no-shows etc.), better to use it on other suitable people who happen to be around than throw it away because it is time-expired. That's what I've been told by someone from the local medical fraternity. SteveI can confirm that it was the Pfizer vaccine that she received. :) it seemed as though a good chunk of her department were scheduled for their vaccines today, so for whatever reason they were allocated their dose and for that Im grateful (as is she)!
Another pointless thread
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My fianc has had her jab this morning. They took names in the hospital pharmacy where she works, after which it was seemingly random. Was told this morning that she had an appointment for early this afternoon. All done, slightly achy arm a la flu jab and nothing else. Back to work this afternoon.
Various k mount and M42 primes, and a zoom
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I may be swayed by the Ensinor if you could give me an idea of price. :)
Another pointless thread
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Im in exactly the same boat as Rob, false tree (had it 5 years already) and packed away as of this evening along with the rest of the decorations. Job done. Work tomorrow.
K3 iii
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I'm sad to be accused of being an idiot. Goodbye.Eh? Have I missed something?Peter suggested that idiots give false info on social media which others follow without question - using GPS as the example, which Gwyn had commented about earlier. Gwyn has read that as Peter calling them an idiot.
Another pointless thread
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I find that as more and more 'craft' beer appears the more it tastes of grapefruit. You're drinking the wrong craft beer ! :) Hoppy, citrus (to a greater or lesser extent) flavoured American style beers are very popular, so brewers make 'em. But that flavour isn't a "craft beer" thing - it's just a style of craft beer.Craft stouts add a different, grapefruitless, approach. ;)
What's your latest acquisition?
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A Mamiya-Sekor 55mm f/1.4, M42 mount in utterly pristine condition. Not a mark on it, everything turns superbly, and all at a decent price.